Gypsy Davy

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Gypsy Davy

How does a white boy with Alabama roots become a Flamenco guitarist in Andalucian boots, and what happens along the way? The film tells the story of “David Serva,” born David Jones, through his five women and five children—one of whom is the director. After all, who knows the-man-who-came-and-saw-and-conquered (and conquered and conquered), “strumming their pain with his fingers, killing them softly with his song,” better than they? A tale about self-invention and the pursuit-of-happiness (no matter the cost to others), Gypsy Davy is a personal and political portrait of a man, a family, a generation.

Festivals and Awards:

Juliano Mer Khamis Documentary Award at the Cinema South Film Festival, Israel, 2011; Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2011; Sundance Film Festival, USA, 2012; True/False Film Festival, USA, 2012; Visions du Reel Documentary Film Festival, Switzerland, 2012; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Israel, 2012; DMZ Docs, South Korea, 2012; Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, 2012; Seville European Film Festival, Spain, 2012; Best Documentary at the Women's International Film Festival in Rehovot, Israel, 2012; DocNYC, USA, 2012; Olympia Film Festival, USA, 2012; BAFICI, Argentina, 2013;
Best Culture Vultures at the Documentary Edge Film Festival, New Zealand, 2013; Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 2013; Portland Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2013

Director: Rachel Leah Jones

Producer: Philippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones

Production Company: RLJ Productions

Cinematographer: Phillippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones

Editor: Rachel Leah Jones, Erez Laufer

Soundtrack Editor: Isaac Cohen

Original Soundtrack: David Serva Jones

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Channel 8/HOT, NFB

Script: Rachel Leah Jones

Distributor: Cinephil World Sales

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: ג'יפסי דיווי

How does a white boy with Alabama roots become a Flamenco guitarist in Andalucian boots, and what happens along the way? The film tells the story of “David Serva,” born David Jones, through his five women and five children—one of whom is the director. After all, who knows the-man-who-came-and-saw-and-conquered (and conquered and conquered), “strumming their pain with his fingers, killing them softly with his song,” better than they? A tale about self-invention and the pursuit-of-happiness (no matter the cost to others), Gypsy Davy is a personal and political portrait of a man, a family, a generation.

Festivals and Awards:

Juliano Mer Khamis Documentary Award at the Cinema South Film Festival, Israel, 2011; Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2011; Sundance Film Festival, USA, 2012; True/False Film Festival, USA, 2012; Visions du Reel Documentary Film Festival, Switzerland, 2012; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Israel, 2012; DMZ Docs, South Korea, 2012; Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, 2012; Seville European Film Festival, Spain, 2012; Best Documentary at the Women's International Film Festival in Rehovot, Israel, 2012; DocNYC, USA, 2012; Olympia Film Festival, USA, 2012; BAFICI, Argentina, 2013;
Best Culture Vultures at the Documentary Edge Film Festival, New Zealand, 2013; Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 2013; Portland Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2013

Director: Rachel Leah Jones

Producer: Philippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones

Production Company: RLJ Productions

Cinematographer: Phillippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones

Editor: Rachel Leah Jones, Erez Laufer

Soundtrack Editor: Isaac Cohen

Original Soundtrack: David Serva Jones

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Channel 8/HOT, NFB

Script: Rachel Leah Jones

Distributor: Cinephil World Sales

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: ג'יפסי דיווי

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